EXCLUSIVE: Arnold Rifkin will produce the thriller about a cult to star Radha Mitchell, Rupert Graves and Colm Meaney.

Lawrence Meyers of Meyers Media Group is understood to have opened talks with international buyers and will commence the pre-sales push in earnest in Berlin next month.

Flight Plan writer Peter Dowling will direct Sacrifice from his adapted screenplay based on the novel by S J Bolton.

Rifkind’s Cheyenne Enterprises will produce with Ireland-based Subotica and production is scheduled to begin in Dublin in late March.

Mitchell will play a consultant surgeon trying in vain to have a child with her husband, played by Graves.

Her discovery of a mutilated woman’s body leads to shocking revelations as her husband, boss and local police try to persuade her to drop the matter.

Rifkin is producing the thriller with Peter Lewis and the Subotica duo of Tristan Orpen Lynch and Aoife O’Sullivan.